Through consulting and education, Malena Marvin of Elemental Design/Build is taking greywater mainstream in southern Oregon. She is the only certified Greywater Installer doing business in the state, and has completed training with Greywater Action, the national leader in greywater research and advocacy. Malena studied regenerative design and natural building at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School, where she earned a Certificate in Sustainable Building & Design.
Malena is also an educational professional, innovating backcountry and studio-based ecological design instruction in Vermont as well as teaching ecology to college students on extended sea kayaking expeditions in Alaska. Malena tracks ideas and projects in deep ecological design at NatureofDesign.org. She has performed field biology for public agencies as well as river conservation and advocacy in the nonprofit sector. She holds a BA in Environmental History from Reed College and an MS in Environmental Education from Southern Oregon University.